May 24, 2022
ENGL 230 - Introduction to Modern Drama
(HUMD, GEIR, GEEL, GCP)
An introduction to modern drama from the late 19th century to the present, including representative works in realism, naturalism, expressionism, the absurd, and post-modern and post-colonial forms. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to plays in class discussions, examinations, and essays. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the evolving characteristics of the modern drama’s literary traditions, authors, and themes from the mid-18th century to the contemporary period.
- Apply various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze representative texts.
- Respond to, explicate, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.
- Express well supported opinions of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse using formal writing of three pages or more.
- Understand and apply the political, socio-cultural or historical contexts of modern drama from the mid-18th century to the contemporary period.
- Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations, including secondary critical texts.
- Cite sources in essays using standard documentation procedures.
- Utilize technology in assignments.
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